European countries step up military support for Ukraine

European nations are preparing to offer additional military assistance to Ukraine to fight against the Russian invasion.

The UK government has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a new military support package for Ukraine at meetings of NATO and G7 leaders on Thursday.

The package consists of 6,000 missiles, including anti-tank weapons, and 25 million pounds, or about $32 million, in financial support for the Ukrainian military.

Britain has already supplied anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin missiles, next-generation light anti-tank weapon systems and anti-aircraft missiles.

The British government has said the Prime Minister will outline the country’s intention to work with partners to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

German news agency dpa reported on Wednesday that the German Defense Ministry intends to supply Ukraine with an additional 2,000 anti-tank weapons.

The country reversed its policy of not sending weapons to conflict zones and provided Ukraine with 1,000 anti-tank weapons in February.

It has been reported that Sweden will supply Ukraine with an additional 5,000 anti-tank weapons. Sweden has also reversed its policy of not sending arms to countries in conflict and has already sent arms to Ukraine.